April 25, 2024

Paradise Game Battle, is one of Africa’s best Tournament events curated by Paradise Game based in Ivory Coast and has produced inspiring and ground breaking events on the esports calendar including FEJA .

Paradise Game Battle has been included in the Tekken 2024 tour as the first Master Event on the world tour organized in Africa!

Sidik Bakayoko, the Founder of Paradise Game in his statement said “We are thrilled to witness such a major turn for esports in Africa. Players on the continent will be able to face international players on the global stage for a chance to reach the world Finals of the TWT 2024.”

The Paradise Game Battle will be held from May 18-19 , at the Paradise game hub in Ivory Coast.

The Tekken World Tour was created in 2017 as a season-long, points-based international tournament circuit organized by multinational video game publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment. The highest ranked players throughout the seasons compete in the annual Tekken World Finals.

Although the series is largely focused on awarding players who place high at major, in-person tournaments, it has also used online events to reward players who aren’t able to travel consistently. The third season of TWT tournaments also implemented the Dojo category of tournaments, in pursuit of including as many players as possible around the world.

A big change for the 2024 Tekken World Tour is that events will be offline only. The circuit will feature no online events. There will be in person events all over the world, including those open to anyone to play. Tekken have acknowledged that not everyone can be a sponsored player and fly all over the world to compete.

New Dojo events will allow anyone to jump into the action. Dojo submissions for locations will open at the end of March. Players can compete in these regional Dojo events to earn points towards the regional and global leaderboards.

Players can only compete in one region. This will prevent players from chancing their hand in multiple regions at once.

There are two paths to Tekken World Tour Finals 2024. This feeds into the new system to qualify for the season ending World Tour finals.

Players can qualify through the Global leaderboard. Master +, Master, Challenger and Dojo events will all carry towards this global leaderboard. The highest ranked players will qualify for the World Tour finals.

There is also a new regional route. By playing Dojo events in your region, the #1 ranked player from each region will also qualify for the event.

The first of two Masters+ events will take place in April. Players will head to Tokyo, at the Ariake Gym-EX to compete for their first points towards World Tour final qualification. Action takes place between April 27-29.

Registration is open and will close on March 22nd for this event.

The second Master+ event is in Las Vegas between July 19 to 21. It will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Registration for this event is also open and ends June 24.

Previous winners of the world tour:

TOURNAMENTDATEPRIZETIERP#WinnerRunner Up
Tekken World Finals 202314/01/2024$100,000Tier 120Arslan Ash – Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique is a Pakistani Fighting Games player currently representing Twisted Minds and Red Bull eSports.   He is a four-time EVO champion, having won Tekken 7 at EVO Japan 2019, EVO 2019, EVO Japan 2023 and EVO 2023, as well as a Tekken World Tour Champion. Arslan is regarded as one of the greatest players in competitive Tekken history, and has played a huge role in bringing the Pakistani fighting game community into the spotlight of mainstream recognitionCBM – Jae-hyun “CherryBerryMango” Kim (born May 30, 1993) is a South Korean Fighting Games player currently representing Afreeca Freecs.
Tekken World Final 202205/02/2023$100,000Tier 124Atif “Atif Butt” Ijaz is a Pakistani Fighting Games player currently representing FATE eSports.   Atif is a Tekken World Tour Finals champion, taking the title for the 2022 edition while undefeated in the tournament. Although he accumulated many of his major Tekken 7 wins with Akuma, Atif is widely recognized for being able to play many characters at top-level.Jeon “Jeondding” Sang-hyun is a South Korean Fighting Games player.
Tekken World Final 201908/12/2019$250,000Tier 120Yuta “Chikurin” Take is a Japanese Fighting Games player currently representing THY esports.   He is a Tekken World Tour champion, winning Tekken 7 in 2019.Lim “Ulsan” Soo-hoon (born February 9, 2000) is a South Korean Fighting Games player currently representing KWANGDONG FREECS.
Tekken World Finals 201802/12/2018$25,000Tier 120Jeong “Rangchu” Hyeon-ho (born June 17, 1993) is a South Korean Fighting Games player currently representing VARREL.   He is a Tekken World Tour Finals champion, having won the title in 2018 over Tekken legends Jeondding, Chanel, Knee and finally Qudans in a bracket reset to win the championship. He has most notably used Panda for a majority of his career, which has garnered him international recognition in esports due to the fact that the character is widely considered very low tier. Rangchu has also achieved Top 8 finishes in a lot of the biggest Tekken tournaments in the world, including EVO 2018 and EVO Japan 2023.Son “Qudans” Byeong-mun is a South Korean Fighting Games player.   He is an EVO champion, winning Tekken Tag Tournament in 2005. He also became a Tekken World Tour champion by winning Tekken 7 in 2017.
Tekken World Finals 201712/11/2017$50,000Tier 116Son “Qudans” Byeong-mun is a South Korean Fighting Games player.   He is an EVO champion, winning Tekken Tag Tournament in 2005. He also became a Tekken World Tour champion by winning Tekken 7 in 2017.Choi “Saint” Jin-woo is a South Korean Fighting Games player.   He is a Tekken EVO champion, having won Tekken 7 in 2016. He was also the winner of The King of Iron Fist Tournament during the same year, which arguably remains the biggest win in his career. He additionally won the Tekken Global Championship for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in 2013.   Saint, along with fellow South Korean player JDCR, were signed with American Esports organization Echo Fox for the Tekken World Tour circuit in early 2017, and remained with the team late into the 2018 season.
       
Tekken World Tour Finalist